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Markets Live: Acrux craters, Goodman gallops

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Patrick Commins

Shares limped higher, after an afternoon retreat in mining stocks flattened the market's early gains, while Goodman Fielder surged on a takeover bid.

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  • elling decisions accordingly.Imagine, there are people out there who think that politics has nothing to do with markets. The coming Budget, a political statement, is going to have a big effect on the prospects for every company that counts Australians amongst its principal customers. If you can pick the likely winners & losers from the Budget you can make your buying & selling decisions accordingly.

    Commenter
    mitch of ACT
    Date and time
    April 28, 2014, 4:37PM
    • Sold NAB @35.99

      Commenter
      Wwwish Lion
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      April 28, 2014, 4:34PM
      • Another great day of relevant info thank you Eds!

        Looks like Allan has gone off to the never never, now just need an incentive for @ Mitch to move to the political blog lol

        Commenter
        Market's Live Enthusiast
        Date and time
        April 28, 2014, 4:16PM
        • Eds, I think there is something wrong with your page links. I seem to have been taken to the politics-live page, not the markets-live page!!!

          Commenter
          Life Is Good
          Location
          The Real World
          Date and time
          April 28, 2014, 4:15PM
          • Interesting, the Business Council doesn't want any new taxes for fear of depressing the economy but of course reductions in pensions and benefits will have the same effect.

            Commenter
            mitch of ACT
            Date and time
            April 28, 2014, 4:14PM
            • Isn't Goodman Fielder, as a food processor, one of the companies that is going to see a big increase in its cost base when gas prices go up by 20% from 1 July to allow gas parity pricing on gas exports.

              Commenter
              mitch of ACT
              Date and time
              April 28, 2014, 3:54PM
              • Who was it spruiking UXC last week. Glad I didn't bite.

                Commenter
                mitch of ACT
                Date and time
                April 28, 2014, 3:32PM
                • i was buying it @ 87c, and i just topped up some more @ 83c. feel ok with that.

                  Commenter
                  BearshapedBull
                  Location
                  Mugpunters Lounge
                  Date and time
                  April 28, 2014, 3:58PM
              • How Term Deposit rates have fallen. A little while ago Rabodirect & Suncorp were both offering 5 years TDs @5%. Now Rabo is 4.6% & Suncorp only 3.5%. http://www.rabodirect.com.au/term-deposits/default.aspx?lnk=prd-box. Oh for the glory days just before the GFC hit. I was getting 8.05% for 3 years with Suncorp. I think rates still have further to fall and the Budget will be the main factor driving them down as it contracts the economy.

                Commenter
                mitch of ACT
                Date and time
                April 28, 2014, 3:25PM
                • Aussie politicians are always good for a laugh. Bill Shortens' crocodile tears are phoney. By the Libs attempting to reduce the national debt, they will be allowing Labor to spend more when they get into power next time. However the question is who will pay a debt levy. My guess is the poor will be hammered.

                  Commenter
                  Wally
                  Location
                  Flynn
                  Date and time
                  April 28, 2014, 3:19PM
                  • The poor will pay the "doctor's tax" and suffer a cut in benefits. The rich will pay the "debt tax". On present leaks anyway.

                    Commenter
                    mitch of ACT
                    Date and time
                    April 28, 2014, 3:27PM
                  • Shorten made a tactical mistake in taking the leadership. Abbott is too politically astute for him. The ALP should have unleashed Anthony Albanese on Abbott. He can't beat Abbott but would have been a more formidable opponent and then Shorten could have assumed the leadership after the 2016 election

                    Commenter
                    Captor
                    Date and time
                    April 28, 2014, 3:36PM
                  • Our blokes have got nothing on george dubya bush. He even makes Gillard look good!

                    Commenter
                    eoin
                    Date and time
                    April 28, 2014, 3:48PM
                • That ACR treatment seems to be rubbing off on MSB, so jumped in for another 435 @ 4.77

                  Commenter
                  BearshapedBull
                  Location
                  Mugpunters Lounge
                  Date and time
                  April 28, 2014, 3:00PM
                  • MTU starting to look undervalued? Will wait until mid year glut to play out.

                    Commenter
                    MTU
                    Location
                    to grow grow grow
                    Date and time
                    April 28, 2014, 2:58PM
                      • The forward PE is ~12.9 based on forecasts for 2015. When you consider they are likely to break the $1b sales mark and have a higher EPS than IINET, they do look cheap. There has been an overhang of some sort for what feels like a month. Every day I check the volumes and there is always ~400k for sale even though the number of buyers and sellers is even.

                        Commenter
                        FANATICAL
                        Location
                        Titanfall
                        Date and time
                        April 28, 2014, 3:40PM
                      • MTU is a BUY.

                        DYOR....$6.50 is my target, bought in at $5.40

                        Commenter
                        M2U
                        Date and time
                        April 28, 2014, 3:54PM
                      • waitin for 5.30 buy-in or lower....waitin.

                        Commenter
                        BearshapedBull
                        Location
                        Mugpunters Lounge
                        Date and time
                        April 28, 2014, 4:00PM
                    • I am wanting to get into some beaten down gold stocks because it looks like $1280 is the support. Before I can be sure just need to see how the Ukraine situation plays out. While it is there we should see minor upside but the big test for gold will come when Ukraine is resolved. If it breaks 1280 after that we will test the $1180 double bottom again. Long term I am bullish because the Chinese are acquiring significant amounts of physical gold. Up to $US1600 by the end of 2015.

                      Commenter
                      Gold Balls
                      Date and time
                      April 28, 2014, 2:49PM
                      • Time to buy into CRH, takeover bid to be announced Wednesday

                        Commenter
                        Concerned Citizen
                        Location
                        Melbourne
                        Date and time
                        April 28, 2014, 2:10PM
                        • What is everyones thoughts on market direction for the next 2 days? Slow build to the May 1st sell off? Or will the sell off come early?

                          Commenter
                          DR
                          Location
                          syd
                          Date and time
                          April 28, 2014, 1:54PM
                          • May 1 sell off?

                            Commenter
                            Nurse
                            Location
                            melb
                            Date and time
                            April 28, 2014, 2:29PM
                          • keep taking you "hopium"doc lol, unless you haven't noticed we are in the midst of a huge bull run!

                            Commenter
                            Naturopath
                            Location
                            bris
                            Date and time
                            April 28, 2014, 2:38PM
                          • looks like my comments at 1:54pm spooked the market!

                            Commenter
                            DR
                            Location
                            syd
                            Date and time
                            April 28, 2014, 2:45PM
                        • Eyes on AZV, well maybe, maybe not, doesn't matter, it's been a nice little stock and is obviously creating interest. Anybody with an idea who's making the proposal?

                          Commenter
                          Catch 22
                          Date and time
                          April 28, 2014, 1:43PM
                          • Great little business was a great buy in at 28-29c only last 2 weeks prior to the rumours, but on the up and up....can only guess the proposed suitor....wesfarmers? nah to big but a good rumour to start.
                            have held a good number for awhile and was hoping for divds again by now as profits up over 200%.

                            Commenter
                            BearshapedBull
                            Location
                            Mugpunters Lounge
                            Date and time
                            April 28, 2014, 2:52PM
                        • HZN halted trading when the share price was 37c, but on their website the last price showing is 41c from last Thursday( 24 Apr) onwards.

                          Commenter
                          AlignIT
                          Location
                          Rowville
                          Date and time
                          April 28, 2014, 1:31PM
                          • ANZ sold out @ 34.88 that's enough fuel in the tank.

                            Commenter
                            BearshapedBull
                            Location
                            Mugpunters Lounge
                            Date and time
                            April 28, 2014, 1:23PM
                            • nice work @ BSB

                              Commenter
                              "P" Plater
                              Location
                              Sydney
                              Date and time
                              April 28, 2014, 1:38PM
                            • I actually think the banks will keep going up. The market is buoyed up because of the positive action by the Government and if the analysts are right the index cannot go up without the big 4!

                              Commenter
                              Gold Balls
                              Date and time
                              April 28, 2014, 1:58PM
                            • cheers.
                              buy in avg was 30.13 so i'm ok with the 15.75% since Dec.shoulda brought more....that ol chestnut

                              Commenter
                              BearshapedBull
                              Location
                              Mugpunters Lounge
                              Date and time
                              April 28, 2014, 2:41PM
                            • We'll both be buying back in once the price falls again. Have ridden ANZ up approximately 15% two times now from October-December last year and then again from February-April this year. Looking forward to doing it again in a few months time.

                              Commenter
                              Basic
                              Date and time
                              April 28, 2014, 3:54PM
                            • nice proposition there @basic lets hope the cycle continues

                              Commenter
                              BearshapedBull
                              Location
                              Mugpunters Lounge
                              Date and time
                              April 28, 2014, 4:02PM
                          • Thought I might get a nice little ride with PNA today. Copper was up significantly on the weekend but dived 3 cents on opening this morning....bugger!

                            Commenter
                            "P" Plater
                            Location
                            Sydney
                            Date and time
                            April 28, 2014, 12:38PM
                            • Only fools would underestimate Tony Abbott's experience and credentials. Not only that but his community service is outstanding which keeps him in touch with the real world! He will fix this mess, of that I have no doubt!

                              The un-electable misogynist turned out to be a furphy!

                              Commenter
                              Captor
                              Date and time
                              April 28, 2014, 12:35PM
                              • I visited an old soldier mate of mine in his nursing home on Friday. When I arrived I took him into the nursing home common room for a coffee & chat. Some of the residents were old soldiers and were wearing their medals in honour of the day. While we were there a news broadcast came on with Tony Abbott giving his Anzac Day speech. Immediately his image came on the screen the other residents in the room started booing. And its wasn't just the residents but their visitors as well. Apparently the talk of cutting the age pension, indexation and eligibility for the health-care card together with imposing a "doctor tax" isn't going down too well. That was just a small sample. Extrapolate that out to 2m age pensioners and their families and "one-term Tony" seems appropriate.

                                Commenter
                                mitch of ACT
                                Date and time
                                April 28, 2014, 11:49AM
                                • Market relevance??

                                  Commenter
                                  DJBB
                                  Location
                                  The Shire
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:03PM
                                • Amazing. Did something similar and all the old diggers were saying that finally someone with enough guts to fix the country was in power. Aware that there will be some pain to fix up 6 years of gross incompetence, but they are tough those old boys and girls. Much tougher than the 'handout honeys' as they call them. I suspect around 3/4 of visits would have had the same result as mine.

                                  Commenter
                                  ALittleToTheRight
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:05PM
                                • I agree mitch, a generation of people who didnt save enough to look after themself are now upset we dont want to foot an unmaintainable bill for them. Lets face it they will bring it in gradually and these old guys will still be looked after...its us the ones who will pay for them that will miss out

                                  Commenter
                                  Wwwish Lion
                                  Location
                                  Melbourne
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:05PM
                                • As enlightening as that is @ Mitch, it has absolutely no relevance to Markets Live!

                                  Commenter
                                  Captor
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:07PM
                                • While I was there I spoke to the manager of the nursing home. The proposed cuts to the eligibility, indexation and start date of the age pension are going to have significant implications for that sector. Most residents of aged-care homes pay a fee based on a percentage of the age-pension, leaving the pensioner with about $50 per week. That nowhere near covers the cost of their care so the balance is made up with a gov't subsidy. As pensions rise with indexation so do the fees charged by nursing homes. If the gov't cuts the indexation rates then you can expect the income of the homes and/or the free cash available to the pensioner to fall. If the gov't cuts the subsidy then the same effect applies. The amount left to the pensioner is to pay for medicines and necessities and now the "doctor tax". Any shortfall has to be made up by the family (if they still have anyone) who may be on the pension themselves. If the gov't increases the age from which the pension becomes payable then their client base will fall. If the gov't increases the stringency of the means test to qualify for full pension then the income of aged-care homes is under threat as well. Just as well Japara listed before the Budget rather than afterwards. And of course a similar variety of cuts can threaten the income of companies at the other end of the age spectrum, ie childcare.

                                  Commenter
                                  mitch of ACT
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:07PM
                                • So you should only govern to get reelected?

                                  I'd rather a government that provided a balance of reform. The ALP recently failed and I'm sure this LNP mob will fail also - I'll bet your overpriced house on it :).

                                  Commenter
                                  Opinion Only
                                  Location
                                  Melbourne
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:07PM
                                • Excuse me...It's Sir Abbott, Duke of Canberra, thank you.

                                  Commenter
                                  Royalist
                                  Location
                                  Sydney
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:08PM
                                • You desperately hope that, I am sure.

                                  At least they are trying to fix the mess Grabor left us with.

                                  Most older people, more than anyone else, understand the concept of living within your means.

                                  R.

                                  Commenter
                                  Roadsta
                                  Location
                                  Brisvegas
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:14PM
                                • So if Labor were to win the next election, do you think that they will reverse those policies and borrow money and send the bill to our children and grandchildren to pay for the entitlements instead?

                                  That seems to be the US and European way.

                                  Commenter
                                  Dr No
                                  Location
                                  Sydney
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:15PM
                                • Labor or Liberal. Who really cares? The old sleight of hand tricks as usual, some one will always miss out. Get involved too deeply into the political realm and you will soon find yourself in that retirement home prematurely.

                                  Commenter
                                  Angus
                                  Location
                                  Freo
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:18PM
                                • Great piece of fiction there Mitch. Pensioners in nursing homes will hardly be affected by proposed changes. It is those who are looking to access the pension in the future who are living in $2 million dollar homes that will be booing any proposed changes. I'd agree that your imagination is a very small sample.

                                  Commenter
                                  Sticks
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:18PM
                                • Politics again...(sigh).

                                  Mitch, in a world where the old are beginning to outnumber the young, exactly how much burden are you comfortable with putting on young folk to keep us old folk going? We can take a reasonable pool of money from the young and distribute it amongst the old, and as the number of old increase, the proportion of that money that they get decreases. It sucks, I get that. But if too much burden is placed on the young to keep the old, inferm, disabled and unemployed comfortable, how will they ever build their own wealth and health such that they aren't a burden themselves on the next generations? Are we to become a nation of non-contributors being supported by a handful of contributors?

                                  Getting old and sick is miserable, but let's be careful about how much of that misery we farm out to the young and healthy such that we take them down with us.

                                  Commenter
                                  Gareth
                                  Location
                                  Sydney
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:26PM
                                • @mitch..would you like to be less bias and point out that the "doctor tax" will be means tested so these poor old people will either be not impacted or not poor....

                                  Commenter
                                  Wwwish Lion
                                  Location
                                  Melbourne
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:34PM
                                • Enough of this biased nonsense Ed's. Every day half the entries taken up by pro labor propaganda from Mitch ...it is a stock market forum thankyou.

                                  Commenter
                                  happy Hippy
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:38PM
                              • re post at 11.41am.

                                Speaking of Bill Ackman I have missed Gordon Ackman's informed comments. Seems he has joined Allan and Liberator in retirement.

                                Commenter
                                Nurse
                                Location
                                melb
                                Date and time
                                April 28, 2014, 11:44AM
                                • I suspect they are one in the same!

                                  Commenter
                                  Forensic Frank
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 12:08PM
                              • Gold miners surge, someone forgot to tell SBM!

                                Commenter
                                Nurse
                                Location
                                melb
                                Date and time
                                April 28, 2014, 11:42AM
                                • Have we crashed below 5400pts yet? 28000pts looking a fair way off now. ASX says "eat my dust, thats a gift!"

                                  Commenter
                                  ASX
                                  Location
                                  Historian
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 11:37AM
                                  • *2800 pts obviously, what is this 2800pts all about? Well if he was around of late we could ask him.

                                    Commenter
                                    ASX
                                    Location
                                    Historian
                                    Date and time
                                    April 28, 2014, 12:19PM
                                • If I am not mistaken doomsayers, one would say the chart is still bullish, how can that be so!

                                  The big time shorters have been spruiking about shooting the lights out with the mother of all shorts for a long tim now.

                                  Still no post.....waiting!

                                  Commenter
                                  Captor
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 11:34AM
                                  • yes, one of the big rallies. i also have been caught out.
                                    i'm hoping for a pull back.

                                    Commenter
                                    j
                                    Location
                                    syd
                                    Date and time
                                    April 28, 2014, 12:08PM
                                • "Azure [AZV] advises that, as the discussions regarding the Proposal are preliminary, it is not possible to
                                  form a view as to the certainty of the Proposal or the prospects of any transaction occurring in relation
                                  to the acquisition of Azure."
                                  So thats a dead rubber.maybe,sorta,possibly.

                                  Commenter
                                  BearshapedBull
                                  Location
                                  Mugpunters Lounge
                                  Date and time
                                  April 28, 2014, 11:14AM
                                  • DRM and TAP on the move today.
                                    I like it.
                                    Just need HZN to release a good announcement and I will be one happy man.

                                    Commenter
                                    DJBB
                                    Location
                                    The Shire
                                    Date and time
                                    April 28, 2014, 11:11AM
                                    • Gold miners are up, but you would hardly call it a surge.

                                      Try this - Moronic Monday as usual...

                                      The ASX has opened in its typical muddled state on Monday because everyone else is closed and we cannot think for ourselves...

                                      Commenter
                                      Editorial Apprentice
                                      Date and time
                                      April 28, 2014, 11:11AM
                                        • Our market is probably the most predictable in the region at the moment. How would like to be on the Nikkei roller coaster, down 1.15% again this morning

                                          Be thankful for the fact we now have a Government that will capitalise on and build on our strengths.

                                          Can't believe how the ALP/Green Alliance squandered the opportunities the mining boom presented in the last 6 years!

                                          Commenter
                                          Captor
                                          Date and time
                                          April 28, 2014, 11:54AM
                                        • @Captor, the benefits of the mining boom weren't squandered at all. They were spent isolating Australia from the worst effects of the GFC. The mining boom would have produced even more ongoing benefits if the MRRT had been fixed instead of trying to abolish it. If you want to see what the GFC might have been like here without all of the stimulatory spending you might only have to wait until after the next Budget.

                                          Commenter
                                          mitch of ACT
                                          Date and time
                                          April 28, 2014, 2:41PM
                                        • @ Mitch, you are pitching your socialist views at the wrong bloke!

                                          Commenter
                                          Captor
                                          Date and time
                                          April 28, 2014, 3:20PM
                                      • DRM out at 93c after buy in @ 84c,that'll do...take some edge of my ACR elevator ride.

                                        Commenter
                                        BearshapedBull
                                        Location
                                        Mugpunters Lounge
                                        Date and time
                                        April 28, 2014, 10:45AM
                                        • As of 10:30 today, the blue line will drop and spend the rest of the day trying to get back up.
                                          The US had a shocker on Friday and we will be enjoying the pleasure of that mishap today.
                                          Good luck - buyers market after lunch.

                                          Commenter
                                          Snidery Mark
                                          Location
                                          Port Stephens
                                          Date and time
                                          April 28, 2014, 10:31AM
                                          • Gee, I'm good, eh? Soon as I make a negative comment - about-face the ASX!

                                            OK, I'm game, watch the blue line go up, up, up for the rest of the day!

                                            Commenter
                                            Snidery Mark
                                            Date and time
                                            April 28, 2014, 11:31AM
                                          • You chances of predicting anything in the market are much the same as predicting the weather on a specific day in a month's time. But around half the time you'll be right, so the trick is to be vocal about your correct calls and low key about your incorrect calls. This is called being an Analyst and your profile and success is based on how good you are at publicising your correct calls and hiding your incorrect calls.

                                            Sorry, I wake up cynical on Mondays. Actually, wake up a cynical every day.

                                            Commenter
                                            Gareth
                                            Location
                                            Sydney
                                            Date and time
                                            April 28, 2014, 11:59AM
                                          • No, you don't understand, Gareth.

                                            The crystal ball.... it's upside down!

                                            ... also you spelled anal retentive incorrectly - is not spelled "analyst".

                                            Commenter
                                            Snidery Mark
                                            Location
                                            Port Phtephens
                                            Date and time
                                            April 28, 2014, 2:43PM
                                        • To BDR sceptics. Black Rock have now increased their holding. Shorters may have moved on.

                                          Commenter
                                          Yin or yang
                                          Date and time
                                          April 28, 2014, 10:31AM
                                          • ACR today. Down 17% - classic biotech collapse. US FDA drug issues (uncertain outcome) and likely impact on timeframes of milestone payments. Either oversold or beginning of the descent into the maelstrom. I'm assuming the former.

                                            Commenter
                                            Yin or yang
                                            Date and time
                                            April 28, 2014, 10:29AM
                                            • Ride it down,out of ACR @1.57 then back in for 2400 @ 1.38...surely no lower...pls.

                                              Commenter
                                              BearshapedBull
                                              Location
                                              Mugpunters Lounge
                                              Date and time
                                              April 28, 2014, 10:25AM
                                              • may go lower but still a good strategy.

                                                Commenter
                                                Yin or yang
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 10:36AM
                                              • Falls of that magnitude usually have a couple of days to run.

                                                Commenter
                                                mitch of ACT
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 10:42AM
                                              • I did the same, will see how it pans out in the next few weeks, expect it will get back to at least $1.50.

                                                Commenter
                                                worried33
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 10:48AM
                                              • or a reality check takes place....maybe.
                                                takeover coming? [not another one]
                                                looked oversold but i'm only thinking out loud,new low reached.

                                                Commenter
                                                BearshapedBull
                                                Location
                                                Mugpunters Lounge
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 10:51AM
                                              • bang, stopped out.
                                                might revisit in a few days...

                                                Commenter
                                                worried33
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 11:39AM
                                              • blah out again @ 1.21 ride over.

                                                Commenter
                                                BearshapedBull
                                                Location
                                                Mugpunters Lounge
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 11:40AM
                                              • Quite a panic! I'm trying to stay out till near market close.

                                                Commenter
                                                Yin or yang
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 11:40AM
                                              • would this have been the mother of all shorts?

                                                Commenter
                                                BearshapedBull
                                                Location
                                                Mugpunters Lounge
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 12:03PM
                                            • BDR up another 4%...I like it!

                                              Commenter
                                              BDR Spruiker
                                              Date and time
                                              April 28, 2014, 10:24AM
                                              • Finally some truth! :)

                                                Commenter
                                                DR
                                                Location
                                                syd
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 11:08AM
                                            • @946 comment
                                              ok yield hungry investors would you buy the banks at these prices??....anyone

                                              Commenter
                                              BearshapedBull
                                              Location
                                              Mugpunters Lounge
                                              Date and time
                                              April 28, 2014, 10:22AM
                                              • Last Thursday over 7.7 million CBA shares changed hands. Clearly there are people who will buy at these prices.With interest rates staying lower for longer,declining bad debts and a moderating property market the bank dividends are very attractive.
                                                Better to own the shares than have your cash sitting in an account barely keeping up with inflation.
                                                Certainly the market could dip and then even more people will quickly jump in for an even better yield.

                                                Commenter
                                                Chumlee
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 11:00AM
                                              • Depending on the tax structure of the entity I'm buying under. Yes.

                                                Commenter
                                                DR
                                                Location
                                                syd
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 11:27AM
                                              • to chum le, high volume of Bank shares traded last week was due to option close on Wed then on Thursday you have to deliver shares.

                                                Commenter
                                                wil
                                                Location
                                                melb
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 11:54AM
                                              • Thanks Wil,,,,however all I was trying to show is that people are still buying...

                                                Commenter
                                                Chumlee
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 2:57PM
                                            • short the Ukraine share index...if it exists?
                                              ACR thanks for the stop loss trigger.

                                              Commenter
                                              BearshapedBull
                                              Location
                                              Mugpunters Lounge
                                              Date and time
                                              April 28, 2014, 10:13AM
                                              • Bad news for Acrux (ACR), it never surprises to the downside...

                                                "Unless overall market TRx volume
                                                (translating to $US) and/or Axiron Share
                                                of Market improve in CY2014, the US$50
                                                million milestone payment may not be
                                                received until the 2015-16 financial year

                                                US$50 million milestone is payable in the
                                                first calendar year that the global sales
                                                hurdle is met"

                                                Commenter
                                                GS
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 10:10AM
                                                • Hope the Germans need it for the European summer to fill out those euro bathers.

                                                  Commenter
                                                  BearshapedBull
                                                  Location
                                                  Mugpunters Lounge
                                                  Date and time
                                                  April 28, 2014, 11:23AM
                                                • "I look fabulous! Danke schoen Acrux!"

                                                  Thank goodness I got out of this after it went ex-div. Still not sure where to buy it.

                                                  It's all up to the FDA now. If they say it's safe, we could easily see this double/triple. Just a waiting game now.

                                                  Commenter
                                                  GS
                                                  Date and time
                                                  April 28, 2014, 11:48AM
                                              • I doubt Vladimir Putin will invade the Ukraine. It would be expensive (Kerry) and powerhouse figures around him might start snarling like wild Russian bears because economic factors become impacted nothwithstanding the fact that Putin is a KGB guy without a conscience (Sinclair). I expect a sensible pullout soon with guarantees from Ukraine ensuring the safety of Russian blood living there. However, many will still want to become Russian subjects because under the IMF plan retirees in the new 'West Ukraine' will get $80 a month, whereas becoming Russian subjects, they'll $160 a month (Sinclair). If you were one of these Russian Ukrainians, with whom would you go? GG.

                                                Commenter
                                                Gordon Gekko
                                                Location
                                                Greg Coffey World
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 9:57AM
                                                • Russia will not invade Ukraine, Russia will come to its rescue, saving Ukraine from itself...

                                                  Commenter
                                                  Judge
                                                  Location
                                                  Sydney
                                                  Date and time
                                                  April 28, 2014, 10:08AM
                                                • Putin has other ways than military action to take the US down. Putin will visit China in May and there sign new contracts for natural gas exports. These export deals will be in Yuan or Ruble currencies. The Russian and Chinese plan is to demand that ever more oil and commodities contracts are done in their own currencies. The aim is to make the US fiat dollar useless as a reserve currency. Ultimately the Chinese want to have a fully convertible gold-backed Yuan to replace the dollar for all their trade. Which is why Russia, China and their allies have been buying up gold massively in the last year or two.

                                                  Commenter
                                                  Dr No
                                                  Location
                                                  Sydney
                                                  Date and time
                                                  April 28, 2014, 10:31AM
                                                • The part the US doesn't understand is that Russia doesn't need to invade.
                                                  There should be a sit down with Putin, Turchynov, their military advisors (one each) and three representatives from each of the affected areas - so that it remains the people's decision whether they want to join Russia or stay with the Ukraine.
                                                  The UN should be refs and respect any decision made by the people who live there. (You may note that not once did I mention the US in regards to being present).

                                                  Commenter
                                                  Snidery Mark
                                                  Location
                                                  Port Stephens
                                                  Date and time
                                                  April 28, 2014, 10:37AM
                                                • WELL they could all trek over the border and become real Russians
                                                  True UA has gone absolutely nowhere since USSR disbanded
                                                  Having lived there, in Simferopol and West UA I can see why the people are fed up, the corruption is unbelievable
                                                  Go the banks
                                                  Leave Angela Dorothea to sort Putin

                                                  Commenter
                                                  stu
                                                  Date and time
                                                  April 28, 2014, 11:02AM
                                              • Good bews for Goodman today, also understand that Crowe Horwath (CRH) will be receiving an updated takeover offer this week.

                                                Commenter
                                                Concerned Citizen
                                                Date and time
                                                April 28, 2014, 9:51AM
                                                • The Sri Lankans have said they will never allow casinos in the resorts and the Buddhist lobby is very powerful, so calling this situation "uncertainty" is a little optimistic!

                                                  Commenter
                                                  Bruiser
                                                  Date and time
                                                  April 28, 2014, 9:48AM

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